Silverton Area Trails BikingHikingTrail RunningWinter Recreation


Notes: San Juan County Sheriff issued an order that anyone without a San Juan County car registration NOT VISIT SILVERTON nor park on the highway to access the backcountry.

Trail Length
Distance from Durango
48 miles
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Silverton Area Trails

Biking, Hiking, Trail Running, Winter Recreation
Durango to TH

48 Miles



Trail Length

Silverton, Colorado offers a variety of moderate to difficult high country trails. Featured trails in the area include Rainbow Trail, Kendall Mountain, Stony Peak, Kendall Peak, Highland Mary Lakes, Columbine Lake and Pass, Ice Lakes, Porphyry Basin, Bear Creek National Recreation Trail, and Spencer Basin. For more information on Silverton area trails, click here.

From Molas Pass, head north on the Colorado Trail towards Cement Creek and into the town of Silverton. Or, explore the areas jeep roads from Pole Creek to Animas Forks. Hike the area fourteeners or thirteeners. Although Colorado is best-known for its “fourteeners”—mountains over 14,000 feet in elevation—the “thirteeners” in the area also present plenty of climbing challenges. Near Silverton you’ll find a number of thirteeners that can be completed as day hikes, including Kendall Mountain, Kendall Peak and Stony Peak.

For more information on the Columbine Lake Trail hike, click here.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.808261, -107.667568

Where's the Trailhead?


To Silverton, Colorado:

From Durango, head north on Highway 550 for approximately 48 miles. This route will go past Purgatory Resort, Coalbank and Molas Passes. The Silverton area has a variety of moderate and technical trails in and around the town.


help build our trails!

*TENTATIVE* Trail Construction: June 6th

Due to the ongoing nature of COVID-19, our trailwork kickoff has currently been postponed. While we hope we will be able to meet for our First Saturdays Trailwork in June, we are closely monitoring developments, and dates and times may change as a result. Please continue to check in here and on our social media for updated trailwork days!


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